Amidst the brewing controversy around his bold statement on religious tolerance in India, Bollywood superstar, Amir Khan has finally broken the silence. The actor said that he stands firm on everything he said and he is proud to be an Indian.

“I stand by everything I have said. To all the people shouting obscenities at me for speaking my heart out, it saddens me to say you are only proving my point,” Aamir Khan said in a statement.

The debacle turned ugly for the 50 year-old-actor who, upon commenting on the rising religious intolerance in India said that his wife doesn’t feel safe in India and wants to move out. Following his statement, not only Hindu Extremist parties but many leading names from Bollywood fraternity lashed out on the actor trolling him on Twitter.


While many opposed the actor, there were a few who supported him and shared their trouble. Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman said he identified with Bollywood star Aamir Khan’s statement on growing intolerance, reports Hindustan Times.

Rahman got caught in the religious intolerance debate after composing music for Iranian movie,  ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’. At that time, Indian officials cancelled his concert at the last minute while another Extremist party, The Vishwa Hindu Parishad was quick to invite the Oscar award singer to “re-convert to Hinduism”, saying it was time for his “ghar wapsi“. 

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Pandit Ashok Sharma, national vice-president, Hindu Mahasabha, added, “If Aamir Khan’s wife doesn’t like India because it is intolerant, then the Khan family should go and settle in Syria. Only then will they understand how tolerant India is. It is the same country which allowed the actor to marry Hindu women, not once but twice.”

In Aligarh, meanwhile, Hindu Mahasabha members hit the streets burning posters and effigies of the actor. Pooja Shakun Pandey, one of the leaders there, said, “We request the Central government to take necessary action against such traitors. Do not harm the dignity of the country by making statements that reek of publicity stunt. The country gave you name and fame and this is how you malign it.”

He has been slapped with sedition charges in Kanpur sessions court for his statement and the hearing is set to take place on December 1.